tv Beyond 100 Days BBC News September 28, 2017 7:00pm-8:01pm BST
tallinn six months since brexit, talks began in brussels the two sides are finally making some progress. the eu commission says there is a "new dynamic" to the negotiations — but there remain huge divisions over the so—called brexit bill. the commission's chief negotiator will give eu leaders a progress report in three weeks‘ time, and he warns the timetable might slip. from north korea, to russia, to iran, america faces unprecedented threats. how well is president trump responding to the challenge? we're joined by president obama's national security advisor, tom donilon, to see how he would address these crises. and three months after being shot, congressman steve scalise returns to capitol hill to a warm bipartisan welcome. also on the programme... spain sends in thousands of police to stop sunday's independence referendum in catalonia — the catalan foreign minister tells this programme they will carry on regardless. the referendum basically shows that there is a political problem.
and this needs to be addressed politically. it is not illegal, it is not a crime and it shows, definitely, that we have a problem. and... all of the us presidents in one place. an exhibit is giving visitors an up close look at those who have occupied the white house. do get in touch with us. the hashtag is #beyond1000ays. hello, i am katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. estonia is a country britain counts as an ally in european negotiations. and tonight, as holder of the eu's rotating presidency, tallinn is hosting a dinner for the block's 28 leaders. that includes angela merkel and theresa may. who perhaps will be sitting a little
more comfortably than the last time the leaders met. it has been a more positive day in brussels. at the end of round four of the brexit negotiations, there were signs of progress. the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, said the prime minister's speech in florence last week had set a "new dynamic in the talks". though there is still plenty more to do. when i look across the full range of issues to do with our withdrawal from the eu, i am clear we have made considerable progress on the issues that matter. increasing certainty for citizens and businesses, providing reassurance to our eu partners in regards to our mutual financial obligations, and agreeing to some of the key principles in relation to issues arising for northern ireland and ireland. translation: i think it is positive that theresa may's speech made it possible to unblock the situation, to some extent, and give a new dynamic to the situation. but we are far from being at a stage, and it will take weeks or even months, where we can say, yes, 0k, there has been sufficient progress on the principles of this orderly withdrawal.
are you a reporter is in tallinn. they are talking about the future of digital intel and it is not about brexit but how did they respond to the prime minister when they saw her? is it open arms, much better since you made that speech in florence, i'll do they say, not you again, can we talk about anything else but brexit? she is not public enemy number one. each of the other leaders have their own issues. the spanish leader is not even here tonight. he has constitutional issues with the referendum on sunday in catalonia. but you will have more ofa in catalonia. but you will have more of a spring in her step. it might be baltic sea in tallinn, but suddenly, after the other meetings she has had that have been icy, and she has been polite in a british way, this time, given the speech in florence last week and a transitional deal, an extra two years for britain being in
the eu, till 2021 so that it is a smooth exodus of the uk when they cut off for good, this round—the—clock this week, david davis on one side, michel barnier on the other, both say there is a dynamic change. there is something ofan dynamic change. there is something of an option. there are still money issues the year is not happy with. how much britain leaves before it leaves the eu. there at issues around eu citizens as well. the brits say they have their own legal system to deal with it. we're three weeks away from an eu summit where they want leaders to agree, if there is sufficient progress. but here, it is sufficient progress. but here, it is all mood music. but i find this fascinating. the fact is that donald tusk, the head of the council, said to theresa may that she cannot top brexit tonight over dinner. this is a manual and's speech, talking about the future of europe. in some way, she is a bit of a guest of the lara person's party. solidarity is not
mentioning brexit. we shall see! gavin, thank you very much indeed. dinner without brexit. how nice would that be? i see this fundamental split still existing in the cabinet. one of the big red lines it seems for david davis is the european court of justice having some role in a future brexit britain. and when you look at the cabinet, you have two sides. you have the chancellor, philip hammond, who wants the norway model with a bit more. what you might call, you know, high access, low control. then you have the boris camp, they want low control and high access. canada plus. they have not resolved that in the cabinet. you think, how can david davies get over the line in the european court ofjustice when they do not know yet which model they do not know yet which model they want? it is a discussion in cabinet that has to be resolved first before the make progress in brussels. that is the problem the eu
is dealing with. so often, this comes back to internal problems in the tory party. until those are resolved, eu does not know which position it is negotiating with. we're joined now by the estonian foreign minister sven mikser, who today is in the latvian capital, riga. thank you forjoining us. as we said at the outset, britain has a close relationship with estonia. we have 800 british troops in estonia defending your border. once theresa may be saying, look, we are doing this to you —— for you, what are you doing for us? the uk is a very important nato ally forest near and —— for estonia. there is a considerable amount of uk army personnel training with estonian personnel. we want to see britain
playing the important role they play today with security. when it comes today with security. when it comes to negotiating, obviously the year 27 have given a mandate to mr barney and his delegation. the delegation is running on behalf of the union. what we are doing as the current presidency is to maintain unity. as an ally of britain, do you also urge european allies to get on with it? everyone in europe is interested with seeing the uk play a constructive role in defence and security in the year, as well as in other important manners. it is a very important player when it comes to resolving outstanding issues, negotiations around the european
court ofjustice, the final payment, border issues in ireland. these are things that negotiations will have to resolve. obviously, we are quite some way away from the conclusion of those negotiations. we looking forward to the assessment of the eu delegation as to how far we got with this fourth round and what to expect from a fifth round. let me change directions and ask you about russia. the russians have just completed their military exercises very close to the estonian border. you convinced the russians have pulled back completely and how concerned we re back completely and how concerned were you about those exercises, war games, whatever you want to call it? it is very important that we maintaina very it is very important that we maintain a very good situation and awareness during those large—scale exercises. it is very important that
they are as transparent as possible. obviously, we have seen in the past that this is not always the case. sometimes, those large scale exercises in russia are in areas that avoid having to invite international observers. it is very important that we keep our eyes is happening in russia as well as in belarus, because significant parts of the exercise to place on belarus soil. 0k, thank you very much for joining us. keeping our eyes on russia, but also more broadly... if you want a snap shot of how complex and precarious the world is today, consider these two stories — a perfect example of a globe
in dangerous disarray. in moscow, a top russian official is meeting a senior north korean diplomat to discuss the us response to the missile crisis. russia has stepped up its involvement in the communist state recently in a way that worries washington. in tehran, the foreign minister has just announced that iran will walk from the nuclear deal if the us withdraws. and president trump might do just that — he says he has already decided on what course of action he wants to take. a year ago, these were barack obama's problems, today they are donald trump's. tom donilon was national security adviser to president obama. hejoins us now. let's start with north korea. the chinese. it seems like there are two tracks going on. you have very tough language coming from the white house president trump. the same time, some progress. today, the chinese saying they will ban businesses with north korean companies. i don't know how many north korean companies are in china, but sanctions being stepped up, enforced by the chinese at the same time we're getting the tough talk? is the situation better than it seems? i don't know about that. it has multiple dimensions. it certainly has diplomatic dimensions
and economic dimensions. the united states took steps last week to put in place lateral sanctions to ramp up in place lateral sanctions to ramp up the pressure. this is the first time we're doing this. there has been a lot of scope for pressure on north korea over time. some people say... i suggesting the trump is doing the right things, putting pressure on that the obama administration failed to do? we took steps last week. they were late. we put in place steps in iran in the obama imagination. i oversaw that over five years. we're just getting to those steps. you also have the diplomatic effort under way with rex tillerson in china. in washington, you have a counter—productive effort with the president's interventions. it makes it difficult to get
negotiation. it aids north korea propaganda. we listed them on top about russia just now with the estonian foreign minister. russia, north korea and iran. three big problems america faces at the moment. it's president trump up to the challenge? well, we're going to find out. he certainly has a team thatis find out. he certainly has a team that is experienced. particularly with general matters... but the president leads the team. he has had some challenges, i think, leading the team. he has got very good advisers. it would be good for him to listen to those advisers and have a place of processed whereby you get to the right answer and effective a nswe rs. to the right answer and effective answers. an example of where we have not seen that is what we talked about. it is counter—productive and undercuts the diplomatic effort to engage in rhetorical things he engages in. with north korea? yes.
you have sat in the situation many times of course, about north korea. there was a story told to us that when us bombers flew over north korea, the pentagon gave the flight path to the north koreans because they themselves did not pick it up. do we sometimes give too much credit to the north koreans for what they can do militarily? they are certainly not a first—class military operation, that is for sure. but the challenges we face there are beyond that. there is the nuclear challenge. it is a first—class security challenge. the nuclear challenge has been progressing in ways that are faster than most a nalysts ways that are faster than most analysts expected, and the ability to deliver. that is really the main concern. the development of nuclear programmes. it is potentially a direct threat to the us and allies in the region. it is a very serious
proliferation threat, which does not get address as much. as numbers increase for the north koreans, in terms of devices they have, that is an issue. i'm scratching my head trying to understand what the strategic upside is donald trump to walk away from this. because the iranians had made it very clear that the un general assembly that if the americans what, they were just at building nuclear weapons again. americans what, they were just at building nuclear weapons againm is not in the interests of the us to walk away from the iranian nuclear deal. the deal has rolled back, frozen important aspects of the campaign. there will be a lot of constraints on the programme through the deal under the international community. but, that said, we have issues in respect to iranian behaviour and that should be addressed directly. we should all be iranians to task under their obligations to the deal and confront them on their bad behaviour in destabilising the region through
diplomatic and other means. thank you very much joining us. kristian, this is interesting. iran are one of the —— was one of the negotiating issues that the obama and ministries and worked on for a long time. it will be a test of whether president trump can live up to the promises of reordering the global order or whether a lot of thatis global order or whether a lot of that is rhetoric. he pulled out of paris, but in many ways, he has stuck by nato and he now seems to say he would stand by article five of natal. he is still in afghanistan and he has not launched yet a trade war with china. and he has not launched yet a trade warwith china. in and he has not launched yet a trade war with china. in some ways, the rhetoric is different but the actions are less dramatic than one might have thought. iran will be a test of that. just one thought on this. there was a lot of criticism of president obama that he contained problems and did not deal with them. as president trump would say, i am
dealing with them. that is the question. is he doing with them? tom donilon with seeing sanctions against north korea are positive. they have started under president obama but were stepped up just last week. the eu also added sanctions last week as well. it is not clear what is massively different under this president in terms of dealing with them. there is a very different tone. rvi actions very different? not so far. 0k, lots of rhetoric, not too much action so far. one of the key issues holding up progress on brexit negotiations is what to do about the 300—mile land border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. one of the key issues holding up progress on brexit negotiations nobody wants a physical barrier but how do you monitor what flows across that border from europe into the united kingdom and vice versa. how do other countries do it? norway is not a member
of the european union and it has the largest eu frontier with member state sweden. it's been called the most technologically advanced border in the world, as our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones has been finding out. it's 1,000 miles long and separates norway from sweden and the eu, and there are dozens of places to cross this border. from a motorway where you can choose to stop for a customs check, to country roads much like those crisscrossing the uk's border with ireland, with at least on the surface, the same lack of controls. well, that's what i call a frictionless border, absolutely no checks whatsoever. 20 miles back in norway, tommy olsson sets off with export goods bound for sweden. he knows he won't have a smooth crossing. it takes a lot of time that sometimes, we don't have. ahead at the border, norwegian customs has been investing in technology to make things smoother. a giant scanner x—rays lorries picked out for special attention. here are some of the goods they've confiscated. with alcohol duty sky—high in norway, there is a constant
battle against smugglers. we can see all the cars crossing the borders. cameras on border roads big and small are connected to a number plate recognition system. in the future, they plan to connect this to the customs computers so that most lorries can be waved through. the ambition is that a large proportion of the lorries passing here where everything is ok should pass without human contact, really. for now, drivers like tommy still have to queue up and hand over plenty of paper, although he only needs to visit swedish customs. now, tommy is exporting from norway and importing into sweden, and at many borders that would mean visits to two separate customs operations. but because the norwegians and the swedes work closely together and have integrated computer systems, he just has to go to one — the swedish customs post. back at norwegian customs, a queue of drivers arriving from sweden is building up
and there's some impatience. it's not fast enough. it's very slowly so they could work harder, and treat the customers better. sometimes it is very bad to come here because there's a lot of traffic. this may feel like a busy border but ten times as many lorries cross the channel at dover, so what's the brexit advice to uk ministers? with a hard border, they have a big issue because then you have to establish new facilities and you have to recruit a lot of people to deal with it. so, what would your advice be? make a deal. tommy's progress has been quite speedy but norway has a closer relationship with the eu than britain is planning. keeping the border traffic flowing may mean a big investment in technology and people.
i wanted to bring news breaking brexit news. we have held that news that the... i havejust brexit news. we have held that news that the... i have just found this for you. there was talk about theresa may's speech in florence. i think you were there. a spokesman said, ithink think you were there. a spokesman said, i think she chose florence because politics in that era in the 19505 because politics in that era in the 1950s made her feel at because politics in that era in the 1950s made herfeel at home. no —— noble families fighting for power... was that your take? in the church there, there is a fresco. the crucifixion of the lip. philip hammond what straight through it. there was a lot of comment on that. there was a lot of comment on that. there are also lots of connotations from that, most of which should be left alone. other news... president trump has temporarily waived shipping restrictions to help get much—needed supplies
to the caribbean island of puerto rico in the wake of recent devastating storms. many residents of the us territory have been without electricity, clean water and other basic necessities since hurricane maria struck last week. the airport chief in erbil, the regional capital of iraqi kurdistan, says all international flights will be suspended from friday evening. the iraqi central government in baghdad has called for an air blockade on kurdistan, in response to a massive yes vote in a referendum on independence. and hugh hefner, the founder of playboy magazine, has died at the age of 91. hefner achieved instant success with glossy photographs of naked women, first publishing playboy at home in his kitchen in 1953. critics accused hefner of reducing women to sexual objects. he will be buried next to marilyn monroe in los angeles. now we certainly spend a lot of time on this programme talking
about the current occupant of the white house but today we take a look back at those who came before him. the national portrait gallery here in washington, dc has recently reopened their exhibit devoted to the american presidents. yes, starting with george washington — they are trying to give context to the men who served as commander in chief. the bbc‘s jane o'brien has gone to have a look for us. few individuals have defined america's history as much as the nation's 45 presidents. but this is not a hallowed hall of veneration. these are intimate encounters of men who were deeply human and mild and contradictions. they are important to our identity as americans today to our identity as americans today to consider this context and understand the presidents not as glorified men, but individuals who had flaws and defects of character just like everyone else. that context is provided in various ways throughout the gallery. this is the
andrew jackson throughout the gallery. this is the andrewjackson page. throughout the gallery. this is the andrew jackson page. it throughout the gallery. this is the andrewjackson page. it offers additional information and images, including a caricature of jackson as a shakespearean villain. the museum doesn't shy away from controversy. here we learn for instance that jackson byes—mac famous iron will was a contemporary euphemism for what is now recognised as a generous —— genocide and removal of native americans. the indian removal act, signed by jackson, makes americans. the indian removal act, signed byjackson, makes the americans. the indian removal act, signed by jackson, makes the seventh president hard to come to terms with. this highlights the debate through artefacts. this is indian peace metal, a gift for native american representatives in treaty negotiations. but because jackson removed so many native americans from the lines, this is a whole gift and that is why it is here, to show this. other aspects of humanity are
shown. the courtaulds of grover clevela nd. shown. the courtaulds of grover cleveland. a surprisingly happy looking richard nixon and an ephemeraljohn f kennedy, one of only two portraits by women in the show. we also discover that the often overlooked number 11, james polk, a bit of a mel gibson lookalike, was arguably the most influential president of all, securing land that turned america into a pacific nation. the centrepiece remains the famous portrait of george washington. fittingly, it stands at the entrance, inviting us to explore the presidency and perhaps gain a better understanding of the current white house occupant. i think context is everything. the more we learn about all 44 presidents before the current president, the more prepared we are tojudge the present. president, the more prepared we are to judge the present. and there is more to come. the gallery has commissioned important of bad act obama and it will soon hang here. ——
of back obama. so, watch this space. i'm not sure president polk would forgive jane for comparing into mel gibson. my favourite presidential portrait, and able make and drop, is in the white house. —— and i will name—drop. it is ofjfk and he looks fa ntastically name—drop. it is ofjfk and he looks fantastically moody. it is a fantastically moody. it is a fantastic painting like you do at the end of the ball... programme! this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news... as catalonia bids to break away from spain, the central government sends in extra police to stop sunday's referendum. we will have more from barcelona. and what is the mooch up to now? it seems a former white house communications director has a newjob. we will find out shortly.
all our weather in the next few days is coming in from the atlantic. today, we have been between a couple of weather systems for most of the day, hence the sunshine we have enjoyed. this was a picture from whatever weather watchers in north yorkshire. we started the day with cloud year, it moved to the north sea. cloud increased in northern ireland and western scotland, and rain arrived here. if we move things on, you can see the band of rain pushes eastwards this evening and overnight. over that, drawing pushes eastwards this evening and overnight. overthat, drawing up pushes eastwards this evening and overnight. over that, drawing up low cloud into england and north wales with pockets of light rain and drizzle. after the rain, we greet the new day with sunshine and fresh airfor northern the new day with sunshine and fresh air for northern ireland. the new day with sunshine and fresh airfor northern ireland. and probably across western scotland as well. this is it a clock the morning for the rush hour. we still have some rain in the east. edinburgh, for example but it should be drying up for example but it should be drying up in glasgow. some rain for modelling, wettest and greater manchester and lancashire on to the pennines, maybe after the rainy start to some sunshine breakthrough early on. from west wales and the
far south—west of england as you head to the south—east through the midlands and east anglia, it is cloudy, damp and probably not huge amounts of rain here. this weather front quite weak in the south. a bit lighter than the north, heavier rain pushing away to the north sea. and then we will chase in some sunshine behind that, if you speckled showers around. mostly towards the north—west, and in novel in ireland, where winds will be particularly strong. top temperature and 19 celsius. the rain in the south—east is cleared away. julia started saturday. it should be about enough start to the weekend with sunshine around. —— chillier start to saturday. we see the wind picking up and signs of rain arriving. things get more couple dated as the week goes on. we draw in the remnants of a couple of hurricane is our way. one near here and that means wet air as well. add to that strong to gale force winds, particularly windy on
hills and coasts in wales. the winds pick up in the north—west later on as we see some sunshine and showers following that wet and windy weather. so, going downhill as the weekend progresses, with this wet and windy weather moving in and even into the beginning of next week, whilst the rain might have pushed through, it will still be windy and probably cooler. this is beyond 100 days, with me katty kay in washington — christian fraser's in london. the eu commission says there is a new dynamic to the brexit negotiations but there remain huge divisions of the so—called brexit bill. and the new fbi director has been sworn in. five star's new star? we meet the new, relatively young, leader of italy's populist party who's also talking referendums. speaking of new roles — this former white house insider has a differentjob and is pledging to represent middle america.
let us know your thoughts, using the hashtag, beyond 100 days. we're pretty sure we've never spoken about chad on this programme. but the african country has now shown up on president trump's new list of countries barred from the us. the odd thing is no one really understands why, since chad is actually helping in the fight against boko haram. actually this list is causing quite a lot of confusion among foreign policy experts here. here it is. the new banned countries are venezuela, chad, as we mentioned and north korea — which no—one leaves anyway. they join libya, syria, iran, yemen and somalia. taken off the list are iraq and sudan. and even president trump doesn't seem very clear why sudan is off the list. why was so dan removed? —— why was
sudan removed. so as the us faces challenges in north korea and iran, as we discussed earlier, does this ban help build global support? wesley clark — a former nato supreme allied commanderjoins us now from little rock, arkansas to discuss these issues. as you speak to your former collea g u es as you speak to your former colleagues in nato around the world how much do they feel that the tone that comes out of the white house on things like this travel ban is helping alliances with the united states ? helping alliances with the united states? they are not very impressed by the actions of president trump in terms of dealing with the outer
world. they do not think actions like this travel ban are helpful. the travel ban could take some load off the people inside the administration who are analysing and trying to fit people who want to come to the united states that most of the vetting is done at local level a nyway. of the vetting is done at local level anyway. that is marginal at best, and you lose a lot of people. the president of somalia lived in the united states for many years. he was a public servant here. he is the president of the country now. i am sure he is wrestling with many issues and this is one of them. and chad hosted american troops during military exercises and in this proclamation is being described as valuable to the united states in the fight against terrorism, don't you risk alienating people with this kind of action and countries like chad which could be useful in the
fight against extremism in africa? yes, that is a risk. i want to ask you about afghanistan because there are 13,000 nato troops in afghanistan and the president is putting more troops then. the chairman of the joint chiefs said the other day, he wondered about the wisdom of it, when they do not have control of pakistan. but we do not get hold of pakistan, he said, we will never win the battle in afghanistan, what do you say about that? he is exactly right. we have tried to finish this issue for 1h yea rs, tried to finish this issue for 1h years, and that is not possible. you cannot end this type of struggle in military terms unless you isolate this fear of operations. we couldn't isolate the field of operations in
iraq. the iranian helmets poured in weapons, money, people. —— iranians elements. and they have played it smart, they have got our money, they are nominally friendly, but they need afghanistan as a base area for potential conflict with india. they do not want to give that up. they do not want to relax their efforts to subvert the government that we have installed and nato has supported and afghanistan. you have invested your entire life in the security of your country and you must have a view of what is going on with the russian investigation. in the last two minutes the new fbi director has been sworn in. how likely is it that
he will be able to do his job without any interference? he will be able to do his job without any interference ?|j he will be able to do his job without any interference? i think that the director will work on other issues. he will stay away from this investigation as much as possible. the president and the white house at this point they cannot interfere without contributing to a possible obstruction of justice without contributing to a possible obstruction ofjustice charge. any interference is going to be corporate, it is going to be careful, and it will be watched by readers of both parties. there is a sense here that they are getting close to the endgame in the investigation, that it may not involve the president, it certainly involves a couple of people who are close to the president, could be involved members of the president's family at some point. it is impossible to see from the outside but what you can see is the obstruction of justice but what you can see is the obstruction ofjustice is one of the issues that is being looked at and
therefore president trump and the people around him have got to be extraordinarily careful not to contribute tools charges. i would say that the director will work on other issues, and the former director will push forward with this investigation. thank you forjoining us. bayern munich have signed —— have sacked their coach. he had led bayern munich to a fifth consecutive league title last season, this season they are third in the league, their worst start for seven years.
the parliament in japan their worst start for seven years. the parliament injapan is being dissolved ahead of a snap election. the election is set for the 22nd of october. it comes amid signs of improved support for the japanese leader, but he faces a significant challenge from one of his own former ministers. from lichtenstein to latvia, norway to the netherlands, france, the uk, germany— the list goes on — for europe, this is the year of elections. not to be outdone, italians are in campaign mode as they must hold an election by the middle of next year. one of the main party leaders will be 31—year—old luigi di maio. he's the current deputy speaker of italy's lower house, and has been chosen to lead the populist five—star movement. our italy correspondent, james reynolds, has been to meet him. 5—star announces a new leader who was just if you use a go at a
university dropout working on a start—up. luigi di maio is now campaigning to become bitterly‘s youngest ever prime minister. i asked him if he was too and experience to lead his country. translation: young people are not the future, they are at the present. the other people who can change our country with the energy and innovation. when i went to your parliament in westminster i find that senior officials were maximum 50 yea rs that senior officials were maximum 50 years old, which was normal. by contrast that could be considered very young in italy. we have to change this also. but one of bitterly‘s over 50s shows no desire to step aside. the founder of the five star movement is a professional comedian and amateur singer. he
remains the movement's loudest voice. will you be taking instructions from him? translation: he will always be welcome. but i have always said that this is a movement that is based on the actions of the members themselves and that will continue. in recent years in europe there has been a wave of populist parties and also nationalist parties. thus 5—star identify with those other movements in europe? translation: when i think of which political model to follow i think of the countries in northern europe which are spending money on health and the environment. you have talked about renegotiating bitterly‘s role in the european union and a possible at the end having a referendum on the udall, would you like to go one step further and take italy out of the
european union like britain? first of all we have never said that we wa nted of all we have never said that we wanted to leave the european union. we have always said that we want to remain inside the european union and reform it from within. how unusual is that for italy to have such a young contender? it is absolutely stunning but if you look at italian history in the last 20 or 30 years, italy has been consuming particle classes. nowadays experience is more ofa classes. nowadays experience is more of a liability than a resource. but luigi di maio's all younger generation is not entirely convinced by his promises. i would not feel represented by him because he is very young and he is not prepared enough to become prime minister.|j am enough to become prime minister.” am quite afraid of the fact that he has almost no experience. luigi di
maio may face similar scepticism in this, his roma neighbourhood. the staff at his favourite bar are not particularly starstruck. translation: so many people come here every day, yes, i have certainly seen him. by contrast his own supporters can be only let him go. now luigi di maio has to persuade an entire country that he is ready to govern. last week i was in florence talking to people about brexit and a lot of people were in favour of brexit, not all of them, 50—50 split, dc, you have got your political power back, we admire that, because they were 5—star supporters, but it was a generational split, those who do not wa nt to generational split, those who do not want to be part of the european union, perhaps the older ones, the
younger ones, like becomes more expensive province them so they are not particularly attached to the usual, but the chronic problem in greece, italy, spain, is an appointment for young people and the european union has not delivered on that and that is one of the reasons why the five star movement is popular among some people, not all, but some of them, who cannot find jobs. interesting how the demographics of populist movements are different in europe and the leaders themselves. france, italy, germany, britain, very different, the same kind of populism, but different types of leaders. we don't spend a lot of time reporting on political harmony because that is not a lot of it around but today the congress believed good cheer. he was met with thunderous applause
and embraces from both parties. he thanked party colleagues who had supported him throughout his recovery. it really does show the warm side of congress that very few people get to see. and so i want to thank each and every one of you for that. you don't know how much it meant to me. and when i come back into this chamber here today, just seeing the faces of all of you, itjust means more to me than you can imagine. they fight like cats and dogs in congress but both times i have seen members of congress being shot, members of congress being shot, members of congress being shot, members of both sides really rallied to their support. that democratic
leader in the house of representatives said, today we are all on that team and offering support. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. this is beyond 100 days. still to come — the catalonia question — as protests grow, so too the police presence as spain tries to stop sunday's referendum — we speak to the region's foreign affairs minister. england cricket vice—ca ptain ben stokes has been effectively dropped from the team pending an investigation into allegations that he was involved in a brawl outside a nightclub. video footage has emerged which appears to show the star player punching another man, in the early hours of monday morning. stokes himself is said to be fragile and devastated. dan roan reports. they are the shocking scenes that have cast a shadow over english cricket. a video allegedly showing england vice captain ben stokes, circled here in a green t—shirt, involved in a street fight.
the footage, published by the sun newspaper, claims to show the men outside a nightclub in bristol in the early hours of monday morning. despite appeals for calm from others present, stokes appears to grapple with a man on the floor before throwing a flurry of punches. a 27—year—old was later taken to hospital with facial injuries. stokes, who was arrested after visiting the nightclub in a city where hours earlier, england have played a one day international, was held on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released under investigation. team—mate alex hales, who was with him, is helping police with their inquiries. only yesterday, ben stokes was included in england's ashes squad that will leave in november. but the ecb, having reviewed the footage this afternoon, said that neither he nor hales would be considered for selection pending their own internal review and the police investigation. england's ashes preparations thrown into disarray. earlier, stokes,
who fractured finger in this latest incident, was if he has not been charged, but if he is and then convicted, his future could be in question. stokes was the man the aussies feared most this winter, but after a night that appears to have spiralled out of control, his fate now lies in the hands of the police and the cricket authorities. the all—rounder‘s ashes dream seems a long way off. dan roan, bbc news, at lord's. you're watching beyond 100 days. the spanish region of catalonia is scheduled to hold a referendum on independence on sunday — but the madrid government seems to be doing everything in its power to stop that vote going ahead. today, police in barcelona are guarding a warehouse containing ballot boxes. websites informing catala ns about the referendum have been shut down. but thousands of people have come out onto the streets, defending their right to vote.
earlier spain's security secretary jose antonio nieto said that people can demonstrate on sunday — but that the law must not be disobeyed. an on sunday everybody can celebrate as they wish, with a picnic, a demonstration if they want, everybody can publicly express their feelings but they cannot violate the law. we'll have to avoid that. in 1979 catalonia was given what was cold a statute of autonomy and declared as an autonomous region. that was expanded in 2006 and the regional government was given greater powers and financial autonomy. four years later, greater powers and financial autonomy. fouryears later, part greater powers and financial autonomy. four years later, part of that statute have been rules to be illegal. at the height of spain's
financial crisis in 2012 over one million people took to the streets of barcelona a re million people took to the streets of barcelona are demanding independence. in 2014 a symbolic nonbinding referendum was held, voters overwhelmingly choosing independence, but turnout was low. injune independence, but turnout was low. in june this year the independence, but turnout was low. injune this year the catalan president announced a referendum that he said would be legally binding, that is the referendum that this set for sunday. i spoke to the minister for foreign affairs. this is a non—binding referendum, it will not be recognised internationally, and given the numbers of police that have been poured into catalonia for the weekend, why continue? it is a binding referendum. we have established legally and politically that this will be a binding referendum. the recognition will
come after it has happened. 53 referendums. there will be a lot of police. my question is why? there is no need for such a police presence as this because there is no tumultuous situation, no violence. this is why we always contest that we are confronting the political situation by a particle week, which is voting. the referendum is part of the solution. we would have liked to negotiate this with the government that they did not want to. how are you going to do it because they have confiscated ballot boxes, they are closing down polling stations, people who open public stations are being arrested. at this impossible to get a majority of catalans to the polling stations to be able to vote.
ballot boxes are not a problem. voting stations, they are going to be open, this is a fact. we have a commitment of all the schools to open. and basically what we should ask ourselves, is why the state is repressing the normal exercise of something that is not illegal. this is the basic point. what we are promoting is a referendum where both sides will be heard. it is a situation where you can here and listen to all possibilities and options. the problem is that the spanish government is keeping these people silent. this is a violation of one of the many fundamental rights that they are violating. do you think there could be violence
during the referendum on sunday? ask yourself who is worrying about violence? it seems that they wanted to happen, but what they will find is an absolutely peaceful response from civil society, from the population. it has been always the way the people has responded and it will be the way the people will behave on sunday. from that perspective there is no reason to justify this from a violent point of view. whatever happens on sunday, whether there is violence or not, we all know that after sunday this referendum is not going to be recognised. 53 referendums, they have taken place in the last 25 yea rs, have taken place in the last 25 years, in each of those cases, there isa years, in each of those cases, there is a period of transition in between
the referendum and the recognition ofa the referendum and the recognition of a new state, that does not impede the referendum taking place, the referendum shows that there is a particle problem and this needs to be addressed politically. it is not illegal, it is not a crime, and it shows that we have a problem. there isa shows that we have a problem. there is a problem already. we want to address it publicly. from that perspective the frustration we have is that the response is repressive from the spanish government, using tools that are not appropriate to this situation we are having here. it is not illegal so why treat this asa crime? that was the foreign minister of catalonia. there are so many police going into catalonia from other parts of spain that they are actually sleeping on
the cruise liners in the bay. let us hope that is not a spike in claim in spain for the rest of the weekend. there are some things in life you can never get enough of. holidays in france, nice wine, this show. the question is, is anthony scaramucci one of them. the former white house communications director, fired for using foul language, is back — with a media internet site and slightly weird promo video. the scaramucci post is about what is wrong in society rather than what is left and right. we feel that the pendulum on the clock split two wheeze. one part of the pendulum is
sitting far on the right and the other part is sitting far on the left. scaramucci post, please tune there is so much that is wrong with this. this is a man that murders metaphors. he front stabs them. pensions do not split. the goal from left to right. if it is a definition of right and wrong, do not wear sunglasses. and if you are going to start a new venture, do not overpromise and under deliver. he should know that. he was the ten day white house wipe—out. cani white house wipe—out. can i tell you what he is promising? he is promising a world—class experience. that has got pretty big ambitions. he also says there will bea ambitions. he also says there will be a big party for the scaramucci
post on october the 2nd in new york city. we have got to get him on the programme. will you be there? get him on the programme and turn up at that party on october the 7th because i want a scoop on the scaramucci post. thank you for watching. all our weather for the next few daysis all our weather for the next few days is coming in from the atlantic. today we have been between two weather systems. we started the day with cloud which has moved to the north sea. then there was good sunny spells. cloud has been increasing in northern ireland and western scotland. if we move things on you can see this band of rain which will push eastwards overnight and ahead of it we draw up some cloud. after
the rain we greet the new day with some sunshine and some fresh air for northern ireland. still some rain in the east. rain for northern england. maybe after the rain we will see some sunshine breaking through. as you head towards the south—east it is cloudy. there will not be huge amounts of rain. heavy rain will push out into the north sea. sunshine will chase and behind that. showers in the north—west, west scotland, northern ireland. that rain in the south—east does eventually cleared away. a cold start on saturday. a bright start. the few showers to watch out for.
wind is picking up in the south—west. signs of rain. things get more, kid does the week goes on because we will draw in their re m na nts of because we will draw in their remnants of a couple of hurricanes. —— things get more complicated as the week goes on. strong to deal force winds. wind is picking up in the north—west. sunshine and showers following that wet and windy weather. going downhill as the weekend progresses with this wet and windy weather moving in, even into the beginning of next week, ed. the windy and probably cooler. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8pm: the latest round of brexit talks ends with both sides saying progress has been made. but the eu negotiator says it could be months before they start to discuss future relations.
cricketer ben stokes will not be considered for selection for international cricket until further notice — after his arrest on suspicion of assault. ryanair is threatened with legal action for "persistently misleading" passengers about their rights — following thousands more flight cancellations a muslim preacher — who told children that martyrdom was better than school — has been jailed for six—and—a—half years for supporting so—called islamic state. also in the next hour — how do you rebuild your home after it's been hit by two of the most powerful atlantic storms in over a decade? destruction on the british virgin islands has